The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analysis
Rank 50 55 56
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1866 1730 1661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 3.63% 3.35% 3.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.47% 4.32% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1300 1236 1130
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 12 11
Average hourly rate £42.57 £39.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.29 £21.84 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £49.05 £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.38 £35.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+22.18% +14.51%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41761 40034 37146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.19% 77.60% 76.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 27350 25609 22516
Average daily rate £425 £422 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1211 1053 1129
Average hourly rate £39.27 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.03% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £52.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Business Analysis
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 1690 £425 - 588
London +8 827 £480 +0.94% 279
South East +3 270 £400 -0.62% 73
City of London +5 140 £525 +10.52% 87
Yorkshire +1 128 £375 +7.14% 53
West Midlands +27 99 £398 +11.18% 42
North West -8 98 £375 -2.59% 54
South West -4 96 £395 -5.67% 28
Scotland -17 95 £342 -8.80% 20
West Yorkshire -1 85 £375 - 36
Berkshire +23 72 £375 -2.28% 19
East of England -12 71 £400 -3.03% 38
East Midlands +4 60 £400 -11.11% 17
Leeds -5 54 £368 +5.00% 31
Buckinghamshire +20 48 £375 +3.44% 13
Wales +18 46 £325 -18.75% 7
Surrey -11 46 £500 +17.64% 13
Edinburgh -30 45 £375 -1.31% 5
Manchester -12 44 £375 -11.76% 33
South Wales +13 41 £325 -18.75% 6
Bristol +9 37 £400 +5.26% 8
Glasgow +12 35 £325 -6.81% 13
North East -3 35 £400 - 4
Milton Keynes +9 34 £368 +2.08% 8
Cheshire +7 34 £413 +7.14% 14
Cardiff +9 32 £331 -22.05% 5
Hampshire +13 31 £375 -6.25% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 31 £405 +1.25% 3
Tyne and Wear -8 31 £405 +1.25% 3
Birmingham +4 28 £415 +7.09% 12

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis.

1 1337 (34.77%) Finance
2 916 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
3 786 (20.44%) Stakeholder Management
4 768 (19.97%) Banking
5 724 (18.83%) Project Management
6 537 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
7 487 (12.67%) SQL
8 308 (8.01%) Microsoft
9 307 (7.98%) Change Management
10 301 (7.83%) PRINCE2
11 294 (7.65%) ISEB
12 292 (7.59%) Data Analysis
13 289 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
14 287 (7.46%) Investment Banking
15 286 (7.44%) MS Excel
16 279 (7.26%) Retail
17 272 (7.07%) Use Case
18 264 (6.87%) Waterfall
19 263 (6.84%) Migration
20 262 (6.81%) Degree
21 254 (6.61%) Scrum
22 250 (6.50%) Oracle
23 248 (6.45%) Data Modelling
24 246 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
25 233 (6.06%) User Stories
26 204 (5.31%) MS Visio
27 198 (5.15%) UML
28 193 (5.02%) CRM
28 193 (5.02%) SDLC
29 190 (4.94%) Data Warehouse

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 113 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 47 (1.22%) CMS
3 42 (1.09%) Confluence
4 36 (0.94%) SAS
5 19 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 16 (0.42%) WebLogic
7 14 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 13 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
8 13 (0.34%) WebSphere
9 9 (0.23%) LiveLink
10 7 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.16%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.16%) ArcGIS
11 6 (0.16%) Node.js
11 6 (0.16%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (0.13%) Apache
12 5 (0.13%) Drupal
12 5 (0.13%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.13%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 286 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 204 (5.31%) MS Visio
3 167 (4.34%) MS Office
4 114 (2.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 85 (2.21%) MS Project
6 14 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.29%) Photoshop
8 7 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.078%) SPSS
10 2 (0.052%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.052%) Open Workbench
11 1 (0.026%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.026%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 86 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.39%) SAP HCM
4 13 (0.34%) Sonata
5 11 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 10 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 10 (0.26%) Eagle PACE
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
6 10 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 10 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.26%) Tercero
7 9 (0.23%) Endur
7 9 (0.23%) TradeThru
8 8 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 8 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 8 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 8 (0.21%) SAP HR
9 7 (0.18%) Markit EDM
9 7 (0.18%) PeopleSoft HCM
10 6 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (0.81%) SaaS
2 24 (0.62%) Office 365
3 20 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
6 8 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (0.18%) Force.com
8 6 (0.16%) Yammer
9 5 (0.13%) IBM Blueworks
10 4 (0.10%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.078%) PaaS
12 2 (0.052%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.052%) IaaS
13 1 (0.026%) Adobe Analytics
13 1 (0.026%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.026%) AdWords
13 1 (0.026%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.026%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.026%) SmartFocus
13 1 (0.026%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 20 (0.52%) Internet
2 17 (0.44%) Intranet
2 17 (0.44%) MVNO
3 12 (0.31%) WebEx
4 9 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
5 8 (0.21%) Firewall
5 8 (0.21%) Network Security
5 8 (0.21%) SAN
5 8 (0.21%) WAN
6 7 (0.18%) NAS
7 6 (0.16%) Broadband
7 6 (0.16%) LAN
7 6 (0.16%) LDAP
7 6 (0.16%) Skype
7 6 (0.16%) VoIP
7 6 (0.16%) VPN
8 5 (0.13%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.10%) CTI
9 4 (0.10%) DNS
9 4 (0.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
2 173 (4.50%) SQL Server
3 71 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 58 (1.51%) Oracle Database
5 52 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
6 43 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 37 (0.96%) Big Data
9 35 (0.91%) Data Mining
9 35 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
10 31 (0.81%) MS Access
11 29 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 28 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 27 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
14 24 (0.62%) Hadoop
15 23 (0.60%) QlikView
16 19 (0.49%) DB2
17 18 (0.47%) GIS
17 18 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 93 (2.42%) JIRA
2 26 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
3 15 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (0.36%) Selenium
4 14 (0.36%) Talend Open Studio
5 13 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.31%) Jenkins
7 11 (0.29%) Cucumber
8 10 (0.26%) CA Gen
8 10 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (0.23%) ERwin
9 9 (0.23%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.23%) Toad
10 7 (0.18%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.16%) FitNesse
11 6 (0.16%) Maven
11 6 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
11 6 (0.16%) Rational Rose
12 5 (0.13%) Bugzilla
12 5 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 1337 (34.77%) Finance
2 768 (19.97%) Banking
3 287 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 279 (7.26%) Retail
5 152 (3.95%) Front Office
6 114 (2.96%) Legal
7 100 (2.60%) Telecoms
8 92 (2.39%) Back Office
9 81 (2.11%) Marketing
10 76 (1.98%) Retail Banking
11 51 (1.33%) Law
12 43 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 40 (1.04%) Financial Institution
14 37 (0.96%) Manufacturing
15 34 (0.88%) Advertising
15 34 (0.88%) Billing
16 30 (0.78%) Local Government
17 28 (0.73%) Publishing
18 22 (0.57%) General Ledger
19 21 (0.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2886 (75.06%) Analyst
2 2593 (67.44%) Business Analyst
3 300 (7.80%) Project Manager
4 247 (6.42%) Senior Analyst
5 229 (5.96%) Banking Analyst
6 223 (5.80%) Senior Business Analyst
7 207 (5.38%) Financial Analyst
8 194 (5.05%) Developer
9 191 (4.97%) Finance Business Analyst
10 188 (4.89%) Consultant
11 170 (4.42%) Banking Business Analyst
12 162 (4.21%) Data Business Analyst
13 161 (4.19%) IT Analyst
14 155 (4.03%) Business IT Analyst
15 154 (4.01%) IT Business Analyst
16 146 (3.80%) Agile Business Analyst
17 144 (3.75%) Digital Business Analyst
17 144 (3.75%) Project Analyst
18 142 (3.69%) Architect
18 142 (3.69%) Digital Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (2.57%) .NET
2 97 (2.52%) Web Services
3 74 (1.92%) XML
4 71 (1.85%) HTML
5 45 (1.17%) CSS
6 30 (0.78%) ASP.NET
7 27 (0.70%) jQuery
8 25 (0.65%) HTML5
9 24 (0.62%) Spring
10 19 (0.49%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.44%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (0.42%) COM
12 16 (0.42%) J2EE
12 16 (0.42%) Middleware
13 14 (0.36%) REST
14 11 (0.29%) .NET Framework
14 11 (0.29%) FIX Protocol
14 11 (0.29%) JMS
15 10 (0.26%) JSON
15 10 (0.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 537 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
2 190 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 159 (4.14%) Derivative
4 104 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 100 (2.60%) Equities
6 93 (2.42%) User Experience
7 91 (2.37%) Fixed Income
8 66 (1.72%) NHS
9 60 (1.56%) Credit Risk
10 52 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 51 (1.33%) Reference Data
12 48 (1.25%) Market Risk
13 39 (1.01%) Equity Derivative
14 34 (0.88%) Data Structures
15 31 (0.81%) Data Integration
16 28 (0.73%) Data Centre
17 26 (0.68%) Mobile App
17 26 (0.68%) Visualisation
18 20 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
19 15 (0.39%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 95 (2.47%) Windows
2 56 (1.46%) Unix
3 39 (1.01%) Linux
4 15 (0.39%) Windows Server
5 13 (0.34%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.23%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.18%) Android
8 7 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.13%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.10%) AIX
11 3 (0.078%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.052%) Solaris
13 1 (0.026%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.026%) VMS
13 1 (0.026%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 916 (23.82%) Agile Software Development
2 786 (20.44%) Stakeholder Management
3 724 (18.83%) Project Management
4 307 (7.98%) Change Management
5 301 (7.83%) PRINCE2
6 292 (7.59%) Data Analysis
7 289 (7.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 272 (7.07%) Use Case
9 264 (6.87%) Waterfall
10 263 (6.84%) Migration
11 254 (6.61%) Scrum
12 248 (6.45%) Data Modelling
13 246 (6.40%) Business Intelligence
14 233 (6.06%) User Stories
15 198 (5.15%) UML
16 193 (5.02%) CRM
16 193 (5.02%) SDLC
17 172 (4.47%) Asset Management
18 167 (4.34%) GAP Analysis
19 158 (4.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 487 (12.67%) SQL
2 125 (3.25%) Java
3 100 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 94 (2.44%) C#
5 65 (1.69%) PL/SQL
6 29 (0.75%) C
7 28 (0.73%) Python
7 28 (0.73%) Shell Script
7 28 (0.73%) VBA
8 25 (0.65%) T-SQL
9 20 (0.52%) C++
10 18 (0.47%) Ruby
11 11 (0.29%) PHP
11 11 (0.29%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.21%) ABAP
13 7 (0.18%) JCL
13 7 (0.18%) R
13 7 (0.18%) VB
14 6 (0.16%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 294 (7.65%) ISEB
2 262 (6.81%) Degree
3 143 (3.72%) Security Cleared
4 72 (1.87%) SC Cleared
5 54 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 44 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 39 (1.01%) CBAP
8 38 (0.99%) PMI Certification
8 38 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 30 (0.78%) PMP
10 26 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.55%) IIBA
12 13 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.34%) ISTQB
13 12 (0.31%) ACCA
14 10 (0.26%) APMP
14 10 (0.26%) CIMA
15 9 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (3.80%) QA
2 101 (2.63%) MiFID
3 96 (2.50%) Data Quality
4 55 (1.43%) EMIR
5 38 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
6 36 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 36 (0.94%) FATCA
7 32 (0.83%) Solvency II
8 22 (0.57%) SLA
9 14 (0.36%) AIFMD
10 13 (0.34%) CRD IV
11 12 (0.31%) SEPA
12 11 (0.29%) Basel III
12 11 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 10 (0.26%) Basel II
13 10 (0.26%) UCITS
14 8 (0.21%) GAAP
14 8 (0.21%) PCI DSS
15 7 (0.18%) ISO 9000
15 7 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (0.81%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.10%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.052%) GPFS
4 2 (0.052%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.052%) UAG
5 1 (0.026%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.026%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.026%) vCloud
5 1 (0.026%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (0.31%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.16%) Control-M
4 5 (0.13%) Puppet
5 4 (0.10%) Oracle EDQ
5 4 (0.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.10%) yum
6 3 (0.078%) OpenView
7 2 (0.052%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.052%) OpenIDM
7 2 (0.052%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.026%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.026%) CA Endevor
8 1 (0.026%) SCCM
8 1 (0.026%) vRealize
Vendors
1 308 (8.01%) Microsoft
2 250 (6.50%) Oracle
3 145 (3.77%) SAP
4 50 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
5 39 (1.01%) Cognos
5 39 (1.01%) ServiceNow
6 35 (0.91%) Informatica
6 35 (0.91%) Tableau
7 30 (0.78%) IBM
8 29 (0.75%) Adobe
9 22 (0.57%) Teradata
10 19 (0.49%) Remedy
11 15 (0.39%) Avaloq
11 15 (0.39%) HP
11 15 (0.39%) Pega
12 14 (0.36%) Bloomberg
12 14 (0.36%) Murex
12 14 (0.36%) Talend
13 13 (0.34%) PeopleSoft
13 13 (0.34%) SmartStream
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